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  1. #1
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    New way to clamp a TXV bulb

    Went on a WI Cooler no cool call, leaker at TXV. While I was there I thought I'd replace some Aramaflex...look at what was hidden.

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    At least I keep a Balanced Port Kit on my truck and a few extra bulb clamps.

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    Electrical tape fixes almost everything it's like duct tapes brother which can fix anything. lol

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    I've seen a few with tie wraps, the little black ones. They seem to hold it pretty tight when they use three of those small wide ones.

    can't reuse them though!
    It's refreshing to pull your head out of the box when servicing a system.

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    As I remember... the metal strap that wraps all teh way around teh bulb is for heat transfer as much as for holding it there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    As I remember... the metal strap that wraps all teh way around teh bulb is for heat transfer as much as for holding it there...
    That is well noted.... makes a lot of sense too!

    thanks
    It's refreshing to pull your head out of the box when servicing a system.

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    I cant say I have not done it before at 3 am in a market. It works, just the valve will be slow to respond.............3M works best.......LOL!
    Aire Serv of SW Connecticut- Gas heat, dual fuel and central a/c systems installed and serviced

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    We had some installers putting in Aspen coils using flex duct straps because it was quicker than using supplied metal straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freezeking2000 View Post
    I cant say I have not done it before at 3 am in a market. It works, just the valve will be slow to respond.............3M works best.......LOL!
    Use metal tape its more conductive! Duh hahaha

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